Sunday, November 09, 2014
NYC Photo Conference
I was very very lucky to attend the Photo Plus Expo in New York recently. I have been to a handful of other photo conferences in the past and i highly recommend them. Not only are you in a huge crowd of people that love the same thing you do but you also get to listen to some of the worlds best tell you about why they love what they do and how they do it. A walk with zack arias (http://beam.zackarias.com/#!/index) was really cool but the highlight for sure was listening to dan winters (http://www.danwintersphoto.com/html/) for an hour. If you have an opportunity to take in a photo conference then go, don't hesitate, just go. Be prepared to be exhausted but also inspired. So some tips you say: Stay at a hotel close to the conference, go a day early and do a pre conference session, plan your lectures well and if one is not what you thought then leave and head to a different one, spend time on the show floor (lots of lectures there too plus all the equipment you want to get your hands on), if they have a party night go (you will get a chance to talk to other attendees and make friends), bring a sweater (the conference areas are always air conditioned and cool), stay an extra day if you can for shopping and street shooting. I have been to photo plus expo and photoshop world conferences and i would recommend both.